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ROMP Music Festival 2024 Lineup Features Dierks Bentley, Molly Tuttle and Leftover Salmon

by Jan 9, 2024Featured, Lineup Announcements, Music, Previews

The 21st Annual Romp Music Festival will take place June 26 – 29, 2024 in Owensboro, Kentucky.  This year’s initial lineup features Dierks Bently, along with Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway and Leftover Salmon.  Other acts include The Travelin’ McCourys, The Earls of Leicester, Jerry Douglas, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Po’ Ramblin’ Boys with Jim Lauderdale, Sam Grisman Project, East Nash Grass, and Rick Farris.  More acts will be announced soon!

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Romp Fest 2024 Initial Lineup

21st Annual ROMP Festival 2024 Initial Lineup Announced

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On June 26th-29th, 2024, ROMP Festival will be held at Yellow Creek Park, located in Owensboro, Kentucky. Set against a picturesque backdrop, the festival promises an unforgettable weekend of world-class performances, community spirit, and the timeless magic of bluegrass music. Produced by the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum, the four-day music festival is a celebrated gathering of bluegrass and roots music enthusiasts, local artists, and healthy, farm-to-table food vendors. As a 501c3 nonprofit organization, the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum presents ROMP Festival as its primary fundraising event.

Leading the charge as this year’s headliner is the multi-platinum artist and Grammy-nominated Dierks Bentley. Known for his chart-topping hits and captivating live shows, Dierks is letting his bluegrass roots show at ROMP Festival in 2024 showcasing why he is considered one of the most versatile artists in music today.  Joining Dierks Bentley on the lineup is a diverse array of top-tier talent.

This top-tier talent includes Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, renowned for her extraordinary flatpicking skills and soulful vocals. Tuttle’s ensemble promises an engaging and spirited performance that blends traditional influences with a contemporary edge.

Molly Tuttle and Golden Highway at Romp Festival 2024

2024 also marks the opening of the Hall of Fame’s temporary exhibit titled Jerry Garcia – A Bluegrass Journey, so Leftover Salmon takes the ROMP main stage to highlight an important influence and to pay homage to the legacy of this iconic artist. Next on the lineup is The Travelin’ McCourys performing The Grateful Ball as they also celebrate the influence of Jerry Garcia on bluegrass music.

With unparalleled musicianship and an unwavering commitment to preserving the roots of bluegrass, the Earls of Leicester are sure to deliver a captivating live show that transports audiences back to the genre’s golden era. Joining them, dobro virtuoso and Grammy-winning artist Jerry Douglas, a living legend in the world of bluegrass and beyond, will be an artist-in-residence.  As a result, look for Jerry Douglas to sit in on various artists’ sets throughout the festival.   Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame member Peter Rowanis also a highlight of this year’s ROMP Festival lineup.

Collaboration brings together the Po’ Ramblin’ Boys, a high-energy bluegrass band celebrated for their traditional sound, and Jim Lauderdale, a prolific and Grammy-winning songwriter. Together, they promise a performance that seamlessly blends authenticity with contemporary songwriting.

Romp festival 2024 stage shot
Bringing a fresh and contemporary approach to the genre is East Nash Grass. The Sam Grisman Project will showcase a fusion of bluegrass, jazz, and beyond. IBMA award winning guitarist and vocalist Rick Fariswill bring his brand of bluegrass to the ROMP stage. Known for his expressive picking and heartfelt vocals, he is sure to captivate the audience.

Chris Joslin with the Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame & Museum and ROMP Festival commented, “One of the ways we live out our mission at the Hall of Fame is by presenting live music that matters.  That’s why we carefully curate all aspects of our annual, signature event, ROMP Festival.  Our goal is to create an experience that not only entertains, but also inspires attendees to engage more deeply with the music, the artists, the stories, and the community of bluegrass music.  We are so pleased with the lineup for our 21st annual event and cannot wait to work with our local partners to host visitors from across the region, country, and the globe.”

As the ROMP Music Festival continues to unveil its lineup, audiences can anticipate more announcements that further showcase its dedication to presenting the best in bluegrass and roots music. Stay tuned for updates on additional artists and make plans to be part of this unforgettable event.

Alex Morgan Imaging- Romp Music Festival 2023
This stellar lineup promises to deliver an eclectic mix of traditional and contemporary bluegrass, ensuring a musical experience that appeals to fans of all ages and tastes. Festival-goers can look forward to soul-stirring performances, virtuosic instrumentals, and harmonies that resonate deep within the heart.
The ROMP Music Festival is more than just a music event; it’s a celebration of community, culture, and the enduring legacy of bluegrass. With a stunning location, an unparalleled lineup, and a passionate audience, ROMP 2024 is shaping up to be an unmissable experience for music lovers from near and far.
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